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  • Maldives Matter

    Maldives Matter | Tomato tests

    Apr 15, 2019

    A Maldivian greenhouse, Dutch horticulture and international stakeholders. To find out how the intended crops will react to the Maldivian climate we are conducting a tomato grow test. Of course we have done initial calculations with the help of a Dutch greenhouse builder. But growing actual tomatoes in a controlled environment in the intended climate is a good benchmark: a hands-on practical approach.

  • Sustainable Siyakhana

    Sustainable Siyakhana | Last update

    Feb 10, 2019

    Our last update of our project in Johannesburg! After three months of working on the digester we are (almost) done with the project. The last weeks we’ve worked hard to ensure that the continuation of the project will be smooth by handing over reports and information to PEET’s (an institute from the University of Johannesburg that works on similar projects).

  • Electric Fence Bardiya

    Electric Fence Bardiya | Finishing up the project

    Jan 31, 2019

    Since our last update a lot has happened. In that update we wrote we were in Thakurdwara, the village where the gate of the National Park is situated. We also wrote that we were making adjustments to the test site in the National Park, where mice broke the cables of the camera system and the fence was to be rebuilt. We completed both within the planning of 1 week since our arrival in Thakurdwara on January 3rd.

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  • Co-curation “Palermo hosting city” exhibition

    Medhak is a project designed with the hope to achieve an increase of the social cohesion in Palermo, a city permeated by the current humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean.

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  • Muima

    For the minor International Entrepreneurship & Development, we (Coco Polderman, Line Hietink en Christine van Diemen) are going to Kenya. In Kenya we will help developing a new product for Muima Industries.

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  • Maldives Matter

    The Maldives, an 800 km long island group in the Indian Ocean. The lack of agriculture due to climate and knowledge result in a big problem: 90% of its food is being imported. This results into a high CO2 emmission due to transport (the food comes from all over the world), a big cashflow that doesn’t stay at the local communities, a high dependency on foreign countries and lack of knowledge and education because of a lack of this industry. Our plan is to realize a high-tech greenhouse in the Maldives.

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  • Team Zoom

    Schistoscope.

    Schistosomiasis is a parasitically neglected tropical disease that mainly occurs in Sub-Saharan Africa. More than 250 million people are infected and 700 million have the chance of infection. This parasite is mainly found in still standing water sources. The danger of this parasite is that it penetrates through the skin surface. After this it multiplies in the bladder and transforms into worms that move through the bloodstream to all organs and then affect them.

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  • Sustainable Siyakhana

    In 2005 on a hectare-sized piece of land located in the middle of Bezuidenhout Park within the inner city of Johannesburg, Prof Michael Rudolph, together with colleagues and community representatives, established Siyakhana, a food garden and social entrepreneurial enterprise that has evolved into a platform for research, training and a capacity-building incubator and resource hub. Our project is to design and build a small biodigester to recycle and re-use organic waste that is created in the Siyakhana garden. With the help of this biodigester, we will give workshops in order to teach the farmers about sustainable farming and entrepreneurship, e.a. selling the produced biogas and fertilizer from the biodigester. Evans Muchesa, a PhD student from the university of Johannesburg will oversee the process of social entrepreneurship in order to ensure the continuity of the project after our departure

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  • Aquaponics Cape Town

    The Problem
    The drought is a huge problem for the growing population of Cape Town, South Africa. Especially the communities in the “townships”, the suburbs in which during the Apartheid “non-whites” lived, are struggling with the water scarcity. On top of that, gangs, thieves and junkies are causing an unsafe environment, especially for children.

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  • Energizing Uganda

    We are three students from the TU Delft. We are going to work on a biogas project in collaboration with the Ndejje University in Kampala. We want to contribute by bridging the gap between the sanitation and energy problem in Uganda. 

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  • Uplifted Zanzibar

    Zanzibar is a tiny island at the coast of Tanzania. It is known for its breath-taking white beaches and clear blue waters. However, this beauty is as much a blessing as it is a curse. Tourism is an important income generator for the island but also generates a huge amount of waste.  A local company named Chako transforms this downside of tourism into a great opportunity: to reduce the waste and help employ the local youth and women. This is very important given the fact that half the population on Zanzibar lives below the poverty line.

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  • Electric Fence Bardiya

    For our project in the context of our minor International Entrepreneurship & Development we will be going to Bardiya National Park, in the southwest of Nepal. In the buffer zone around the National Park many farmers settled on the fertile grounds. As these grounds and farms attract elephants, the elephants rage the villages and farms in search of food.

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  • IWACA-TECH

    IWACA-TECH is about improving water use efficiency in irrigation systems using advanced remote sensing technology and ground observations. 

     

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